Battersea Choral Society has become one of London’s most established choirs, over the past nineteen years.
Brought together by a love of singing, this friendly choir welcomes members who, in turn, approach rehearsals and concerts with
enthusiasm and commitment.
We rehearse every Tuesday evening in Battersea under the
expert direction of Sam Evans, and present three major concerts each year
in the beautiful setting of Holy Trinity Sloane Square.
OUR NEXT CONCERT
Friday 28 September 2018
Jonathon Welch, Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne
Street Requiem (London première)
Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
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On Saturday 25 March 2017, Battersea Choral Society performed Dvorak's stunning cantata Stabat Mater at Holy Trinity Sloane Square, accompanied by a full orchestra and outstanding international soloists. Here's a taster from a Tuesday night rehearsal.
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On Saturday 16 June, Battersea Choral Society presented 'Music for a Summer's Evening'
Preparing for this concert made us realise how exhilarating it is to bring the orchestra, soloists and choir together on the night - culminating in a thrilling performance for both audience and choir.
These short yet powerful pieces have their own story to tell and it is our privilege to deliver them with the expert guidance of Sam Evans and the astounding musicality of The Battersea Ensemble.
Orchestra: THE BATTERSEA ENSEMBLE
Conductor: SAM EVANS
Holy Trinity Sloane Square, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Massenet Méditation from Thaïs -
Natasha Hall, violin
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending -
Jamie Campbell, violin
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
The Cantique is a setting of words by the 17th century dramatist and poet Jean Racine. It was Fauré's first significant award-winning composition, written in 1865 at the age of twenty, whilst he was in his final year at the École Niedermeyer.
The Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) is an orchestrally accompanied choral setting of a poem written by Friedrich Hölderlin and is one of the shortest of Brahms's major choral works. It is considered to be one of Brahms's best, along with Ein deutsches Requiem. In October 1871 it premièred in Karlsruhe.
Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of the most influential figures in English music, used the words from American poet Walt Whitman's script, Toward the Unknown Region, to create a remarkable marriage of music and text. This inspiring piece premièred in Leeds in 1907.